Permit Extended: PER81745 version 3 – Chlorpyrifos / Strawberries / Scarab beetles

The following permit has been issued by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA):

Permit ID Description Date Issued Expiry Date Permit holder
PER81745 version 3 Chlorpyrifos / Strawberries / Scarab beetles 21-Oct-2015 31-Jul-2026  Hort Innovation Australia

The APVMA has made the following updates to the permit:

Permit updated to remove 140 g/kg products, specify field cropping, add s161 statement and add chemical review statement. Permit expiry extended to 31/07/2026. Permit issued as Version 3.

Please note that the permit now specifies use in field cropping only. Use in protected cropping is not supported without additional assessment.

Continued issuance of this permit is subject to the outcomes of the current APVMA review of chlorpyrifos. This permit may be impacted by the outcomes of this review.

All efforts have been made to provide the most current, complete and accurate information on these permits, however we recommend that you confirm the details of these permits at the following APVMA website:

Also attached is a Non-Performance Reporting Form for Horticultural Pesticides*. This form should be completed when an adverse experience occurs as a result of using the permit.                                                                                     

* A ‘non-performance’ is an unintended or unexpected effect on plants, plant products, animals, human beings or the environment, including injury, sensitivity reactions or lack of efficacy associated with the use of an agricultural chemical product(s) when used according to label (or permit) directions.

Please return the Non-Performance Reporting Form for Horticultural Pesticides to:

If you require any ‘non-performance’ information to be provided to the APVMA, please complete their On-Line Adverse Experience Report Form. This can be found at: or

Users are advised that while the pesticide can be applied legally under the APVMA minor use permit, there can be a significant delay until the MRL gazetted by the APVMA is adopted in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. 

Until this occurs the MRL may not be recognised and a zero tolerance may be imposed for residues of the pesticide resulting from its use according to the APVMA permit. 

Please be aware that in the absence of an MRL in the Food Standards Code, the use of the pesticide according to the permit may result in the suspension of the produce in the marketplace. Please check the FSANZ website or the Australian Government ComLaw website: to confirm if there are MRL established by the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.